5 October 2017: National statistics on sexual and reproductive health services have been published today by NHS Digital.
*Regional statistics are included within this report
The report, Statistics on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, England 2016-17, provides information about activity taking place at dedicated sexual and reproductive health services, including some non-NHS services. This includes family planning clinics, community contraception clinics and some young people's services, such as Brook advisory centres.
- a demographic breakdown of service users
- information about the provision of contraception amongst other sexual health services
- numbers of vasectomies and sterilisations at both sexual and reproductive health services and NHS hospitals over a ten year period
Detailed information about sexually transmitted disease screening or treatment is not provided - this information is available from the Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Activity Dataset4.
This report does not cover all the ways in which a person may access reproductive health services. It excludes services provided in outpatient clinics and those provided by general practitioners, as well as contraceptives purchased over the counter at a pharmacy or in other retail settings (unless otherwise stated). Changes over time presented in this report may be due to the way people access contraceptive health services rather than changes in contraceptive use.
Read the full report at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/sexrepseroct17